RED SEA LIVEABOARDS

Egypt liveaboard undoubtedly offer some of the best value and choice for a liveaboard holidays anywhere. The varied dive sites and choice of itineraries offer something for everyone. Reefs, wrecks and marine life are all exceptional and the conditions are suitable for the newly qualified diver or the seasoned veteran.

Planet Dive Holidays pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive collection of luxury vessels around. So we'll have a holiday for you whether you are after a mini liveaboard safari, a full week of diving or considering combining more than one safari back to back. Take a look at our liveaboard departures or give us a call.

Liveaboards in Egypt are without a doubt the best way to maximise your experience in the Red Sea’s glorious underwater. When living aboard the additional time in the water and increased access to the more remote dive sites whilst travelling around in luxury cruise boats really gives an edge over land based tours.

The added social benefit of a liveaboard is also a popular aspect to trips like this, as the shared dining facilities and close knit nature of the luxury cruise boats ensure you’ll have plenty to talk about with like minded people sharing your passion for Egyptian diving. Discussing your pre-dive aims and post-dive findings over dinner or evening drinks can open up your experience to a new level as well as sharing the secluded secrets from below can improve your future dives.

With some of the world's most breathtaking underwater scenery Red Sea liveaboard diving has something for divers of any level of experience. From the wide-eyed novices through to the seasoned technical pros; the sheer scale of what is readily available with an Egypt liveaboard quenches everyone's thirst for diving wherever you decide to drop anchor and explore in the Red Sea’s most popular diving location.

The liveaboard itineraries in the Egyptian Red Sea can broadly be split into three areas; Northern Wreck and Reefs, Southern Marine Parks and Deep South.

Northern Wreck and Reefs

The Northern Red Sea is of course the most popular region for Egyptian liveaboards, as the gentle diving conditions combined with the stunning visuals of the overturned ships littering the seabed offer a perfect introduction for beginners and enthusiasts alike. With huge numbers of these fascinating wrecks, virtually no minimum dive restrictions and great diversity in diving discovery, including the magnificent night dives. The Northern Wrecks & Reefs itineraries provide some great value liveaboards, plus there are many flights from the UK to this region of the Red Sea. The northern area offers a greater variety with approx 40% wreck in the standard itinerary. There are also shorter distance between dive sites enabling a 'looser schedule' and the possibility of more dives in the week. The north is perfect for novice divers, wreck lovers and photographers.

Southern Marine Parks

The Southern Marine Parks of Egypt offer a more challenging set of diving conditions for advanced divers, and are definitely not for the novice. These areas are remote and provide an intriguingly diverse range of dive sites in much more isolated waters – free from the populations of novice divers and day boats from the mainland. The southern marine parks are comprised of The Brothers, Daedalus reef, Zabargad and Rocky islands. Although not a marine park, Elphinstone is often included with a marine park itinerary. These sites are underwater pinnacles far from land, so these sites require longer boat journeys from land. In exchange, divers are given excellent opportunities to dive with various species of sharks (hammerheads, oceanic white tips, reef sharks, silky sharks, and thresher sharks). There are also a few wrecks to explore on these reefs. The south however will take you to far more remote and uncrowded sites, so the distance between dive sites is greater. In the south there is a much greater chance of seeing larger pelagic life including many sharks. This area is for the more experienced diver and we recommend that you have had some experience in deep water, with the current and have done at least 50 dives.

Deep South

The Deep South itineraries take divers to the most remote dive sites of the southern Egyptian Red Sea, including St. Johns and Fury Shoals. These remote sites are some of the best for pelagics and it is very rare to run into other dive boats there. The Deep South itineraries are suitable for less experienced divers who want to experience the unique reefs of Egypt's Southern Red Sea.

If you are in any way unsure of your suitability for an Egyptian Red Sea liveaboard itinerary please just call us for advice.

Do keep in mind that even if a particular itinerary is confirmed, travel in the Red Sea can involve some long sea passages crossings. Attempting these will be at the discretion of the skipper who will take into account the safety of passengers, crew & vessel, as well as your diving enjoyment.

Q: For a liveaboard in the Red Sea what should I bring with me?

For any liveaboard, we recommend that, in addition to your standard dive kit that you have a dive computer. We also recommend a surface marker bouy (SMB) particualrly on more remote sites, a torch, your certification card / logbook.

Q: Where is best Liveaboard itinerary for beginners?

The diving conditions in the Red Sea can vary from flat calm seas with excellent visibility to the much stronger currents found off shore. With more challenging conditions of The Southern Marine Parks and The Deep South, it is generally advised that the novice and beginner divers try the Sinai area and The Northern Wrecks and Reefs – as the shallow waters and gentle conditions are ideal.

Q: What Wetsuit Should I bring?

Due to the extended time in the water of a liveaboard, we recommend a 5mm shortie or 3mm long suit. With repetitive diving and strong thermoclines, temperatures can vary greatly.

Q: Can a non-diver go on a liveaboard holiday?

Non-divers and snorkelers are welcome on all liveaboards, however there is very rarely any discount.

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  • From around £Call per day view this vessel & book

    5* Aldebaran

    Egypt

    The Aldebaran is one of the most profesisonal run liveaboards in the Red Sea, offering a high level of service, and superb diving. 6 double cabins, 2 triple cabins individual beds and 2 Master suites. All cabins have private bath, air conditioned...

    20 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Daedalus - Zabargad
    £Call Available
    27 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Zabargad-Saint John
    £Call Available
    03 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Brothers-Daedalus
    £Call Available
    10 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Daedalus - Zabargad
    £Call Available
    17 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Daedalus - Zabargad
    £Call Available
     
  • From around £107 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Asmaa

    Egypt

    Refurbished in January 2015, Asmaa accommodates 20 divers in 10 twin-berth cabins (4 x Upper Deck), each ensuite with individual air conditioning. Designed with the diver in mind Asmaa has a large dive deck and sun deck. NITROX is free subject to a...

    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £879 On Request
    06 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £747 Available
    13 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £747 Available
    20 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £835 Available
    27 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £879 On Request
     
  • From around £128 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Blue Fin

    Egypt

    Built in 2005, Blue Fin was the first in the fleet and with her understated luxury and unique layout remains a very popular choice. Blue Fin is a traditional style liveaboard vessel in many ways, but her king suites are very spacious and the perfec...

    16 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Best of Brothers
    £1299 Available
    30 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Strait of Tiran & North
    £1199 Available
    14 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    HAYAH Reef clean-up
    £899 Available
    28 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Northern Wrecks & Reefs
    £999 Available
    04 Jan 2019 (7 nts)
    Northern Wrecks & Reefs
    £899 Available
     
  • From around £171 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Blue Horizon

    Egypt

    With her contemporary and stylish design, Blue Horizon took Red Sea liveaboard comfort to a whole new level and won her 'Liveaboard of the Year' awarded by readers of Diver Magazine. Built in 2006 Blue Horizon is the flagship of the Blue O ...

    22 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Simply the Best
    £1899 Available
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Simply the Best
    £1399 Available
    20 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Deep South
    £1299 Available
    27 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Deep South
    £1249 Available
    14 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Deep South
    £1199 Available
     
  • From around £171 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Blue Melody

    Egypt

    Blue Melody is everything you would expect from a first class diving vessel with large dining area, separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system and double and twin cabins each with en-suite facilities, air conditioning and person...

    19 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Best of Wrecks
    £1199 Available
    19 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Best of Wrecks
    £1649 Available
    26 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Best of Wrecks
    £1399 Available
    30 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Northern Wrecks & Reefs
    £1299 Available
    07 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Northern Wrecks & Reefs
    £1199 Available
     
  • From around £103 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Blue Pearl

    Egypt

    A first class vessel worthy of the a five star rating with all the facilities you would expect from a top class Red Sea liveaboard.

    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Nord und Brothers
    £876 OnRequest
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £829 Available
    28 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £719 OnRequest
    14 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Tiran
    £780 OnRequest
    21 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Brothers
    £780 OnRequest
     
  • From around £81 per day view this vessel & book

    3* Blue Planet 1

    Egypt

    Although the baby of the Blue Planet Fleet and built in 1999 Blue Planet 1 was fully refitted and upgraded in 2013. Blue Planet 1 has ample dining and living area space with a well planned dive area and deck. All cabins are en suite and air conditi...

    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Nord und Tiran
    £701 Available
    15 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £657 Available
    29 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £569 Available
    06 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Nord und Tiran
    £613 Available
    13 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Nord und Brothers
    £613 OnRequest
     
  • From around £107 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Blue Seas

    Egypt

    Drawing on many years of involvement in liveaboard diving operations in combining our experience and knowledge to provide what promises to be an unparalleled level of diving service and comfort. Fully air conditioned saloon and furnished throughout...

    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £1029 Available
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St. Johnís
    £750 Available
    06 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    St. Johnís
    £750 Available
    13 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £829 Available
    20 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Daedalus, Zabargad und Rocky Island
    £829 Available
     
  • From around £113 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Contessa Mia

    Egypt

    Contessa Mia is built by divers for the divers and with comfort in mind. The dive deck on Contessa Mia is more spacious than average allowing up to 20 divers to move around more freely. Contessa Mia also has two large salons, a relaxing s...

    20 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £876 Available
    27 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    North
    £ Call Full
    03 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £ Call Full
    10 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £788 Available
    18 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Brothers/Salem
    £788 OnRequest
     
  • From around £88 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Dreams

    Egypt

    Dreams is the smallest of the Sea Serpent vessels and operates primarily in the Northern Red Sea out of Hurghada. Dreams is the perfect liveaboard for divers who like to dive the Red Sea in small groups. She will get you between dive sites quickly ...

    25 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    North
    £613 Available
    01 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    North
    £ Call Full
    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Brothers/Salem
    £701 Available
    15 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    North
    £613 Available
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    North
    £613 OnRequest
     
  • From around £122 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Elite

    Egypt

    Built in 2006, and refurbished in 2017, this boat represents a new era in Red Sea liveaboards. The degree of comfort, spaciousness and range of facilities on board will definitely make this boat your favourite. Concentrating on the excellent diving...

    19 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Simply the Best
    £1134 On Request
    02 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £985 Available
    09 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £985 On Request
    16 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Simply the Best
    £1134 On Request
    01 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £853 Available
     
  • From around £94 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Emperor Echo

    Egypt

    Emperor Echo is the latest addition to the Emperor Red Sea Fleet offering exceptional value for money for the 'eat, sleep, dive, repeat diver'. Simply designed with the diver in mind; the Echo offers a very spacious dive deck easily accom...

    03 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Famous Five
    £994 On Request
    19 Jan 2019 (7 nts)
    Reefs & Wrecks
    £703 Available
    02 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Reefs & Wrecks
    £659 Available
    09 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £703 Available
    16 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Reefs & Wrecks
    £703 Available
     
  • From around £100 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Excellence

    Egypt

    Excellence was one of the new generation of purpose built wooden liveaboards, built by the best shipyard in Alexandria with a new hull design to improve performance, stability and speed. Launched in May 2002 Excellence's full 34 meters cuts thr...

    25 Oct 2018 (14 nts)
    DZR
    £1752 Available
    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £ Call Full
    15 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Brothers/Salem
    £ Call Full
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    North/Brothers
    £ 876 Full
    29 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    North
    £701 OnRequest
     
  • From around £131 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Grand Sea Serpent

    Egypt

    As the name suggests Grand Sea Serpent is spectacular in all aspects. Launched in April 2005 and operated by the Sea Serpent Fleet, a culmination of many years of building and operating superb luxury Red Sea Liveaboards. The interior decoration is ...

    25 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    North/Tiran
    £ Call Full
    01 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £ Call Full
    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £ Call Full
    15 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £ 920 Full
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Abu Fandira
    £ Call Full
     
  • From around £106 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Miss Nouran

    Egypt

    Miss Nouran is legendary in the Red Sea built by master boat builder Alaa Dugayshi she has a classic elegance not always found in newer vessels. Miss Nouran's deep keel provides stability and a remarkable turn of speed. Whilst retaining her ori...

    27 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £ Call Full
    02 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £ Call Full
    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £ 744 Full
    15 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £744 Available
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £788 Available
     
  • From around £131 per day view this vessel & book

    5* MY Blue

    Egypt

    Dive in style on board MY Blue: The best that the Red Sea has to offer. MY Blue was completed in April 2016 at an impressive length of 43m and breadth of 9m and is the combined result of Egypt’s years of yacht building experience and modern t...

    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Tiran & Brother Island
    £1118 Available
    06 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £1096 Available
    13 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Brother Island
    £916 Available
    20 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £964 Available
    27 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £964 Available
     
  • From around £128 per day view this vessel & book

    3* Red Sea Adventurer

    Egypt

    Fully refurbished in 2013 Red Sea Adventurer is a traditional Egyptian style liveaboard designed specifically for divers to make your diving holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible while remaining great value for money.

    16 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Simply the Best
    £1199 Available
    18 Jan 2019 (7 nts)
    Strait of Tiran & North
    £899 Available
    01 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Strait of Tiran & North
    £1199 Available
    08 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Northern Wrecks & Reefs
    £1199 Available
    15 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Strait of Tiran & North
    £1199 Available
     
  • From around £125 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Red Sea Aggressor

    Egypt

    The Red Sea Aggressor operates from the Port Ghalib sailing each Saturday and includes up to 5 dives per day, 4 dives on a Brothers itinerary. Only in operation since 2014, Red Sea Aggressor accommodates 20 divers for a mix of 7 and 10 night i...

    03 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £875 Available
    10 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
    £875 Available
    17 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £875 Available
    24 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
    £875 Available
    01 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £875 Available
     
  • From around £157 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Royal Evolution Egypt

    Egypt

    Royal Evolution is one of the most sophisticated & high-Tec live aboard in the Red Sea area. No compromise in Safety, Facilities and professionalism in diving services is found, built according to SOLAS and under the full survey of th...

    25 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    Brothers, Deadalus & Elphinstone
    £1099 Available
    01 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Deadalus, Rocky Zabargad & St. John
    £ 1099 Full
    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Brothers, Deadalus & Elphinstone
    £1099 Available
    22 Nov 2018 (14 nts)
    Sudan 2 weeks Depart. From Egypt
    £2599 Available
    20 Dec 2018 (14 nts)
    Sudan 2 weeks Depart. From Egypt
    £2599 Available
     
  • From around £113 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Sea Serpent

    Egypt

    Sea Serpent was the first of a new generation of Red Sea liveaboards. Her stunning design, based on that of the Benetti Classic 35 super- yachts, is more commonly seen in marinas of the Mediterranean. Sea Serpent's aerodynamic hull allows for g...

    27 Oct 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £ Call Full
    02 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    DZR
    £876 Available
    08 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £788 Available
    15 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £788 Available
    22 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £ Call Full
     
  • From around £107 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Superior

    Egypt

    This 37 meter custom built liveaboard and member of the Emperor Fleet is one of the finest luxury liveaboards around. The Emperor Superior will make sure to satisfy all your wishes to make the most of your diving holidays.

    17 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £923 On Request
    24 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone
    £879 Available
    30 Nov 2018 (7 nts)
    South for Winter with Duxy
    £923 On Request
    07 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone
    £879 Available
    14 Dec 2018 (7 nts)
    Reefs & Wrecks
    £747 Available